Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East (Late Show) on 1970-05-15
This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3"
acoustic and electric, early and late, includes NRPS; MR > DAT > ZA2
> CDR, except the NRPS sets which have 2 cass gens; this is apparently
the best possible available copy- one fewer cass gen than first etreed
version, complete NRPS 2nd set, less hifreq hiss; more details in info
file; via D. Hollister, J. Tiedrich, D. Finney. L. Orf; note L. Orf did
very minor editing, mostly putting tasteful fades where there were cuts
in the original- no NR
Subject: The Other One
Subject: to calady 50
Subject: Truly a Gem
Subject: Just as wonderful today
Don't be mad or sad. Remember "there is nothing as good for the head as the good old Grateful Dead".
Subject: Great Hearing the Guys Talk...
Subject: best way to download
Subject: Grateful Dead Live Fillmore Ease 1970/05/15
Subject: Dr. Keith
Subject: Download with Audacity
Audacity is a free, open-source program which you can use to do the rip. It works on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Instructions can be found here:
Hope this helps, and happy taping!
The percussion in the 1970 versions contributes nicely. Got to give credit to Mickey.
Subject: Very Easy Way to Download
Subject: scarface1013's question
If you have a Mac or Linux I can't help you, but if you have Windoze there are a couple ways, depending on your MP3 player and patience: I use WMP (yes, it sucks but it does this well). Click the link to start the streaming. If you're patient: as each song's playing click File->Save As... and save it whereever you want. Then you can skip to the next track and repeat as necessary. If not so patient: just let it play through and check your IE cache folder when it's done for the files.
If you have iTunes you can then click File->Add Folder to Library... and select the folder the files went to. The files will have all the metadata needed by iTunes to properly catalog the files. I can't speak for other players or MP3 software.
Subject: HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC??
Subject: Great Show of Course, BUT Get It For NRPS!
We ought to be able to give this one 7 or 8 stars. What makes this show really special and something to treasure is the addition of the NRPS songs:
Last Lonely Eagle, All I Ever Wanted, Henry. . . hauntingly beautiful (and I don't even like country music, but this is special).
If you haven't heard this one, check it out while you can. The Archive has a nasty habit of removing an ENTIRE show once a PART of it has been released commercially. Let's hope that the NRPS songs will remain up if they take down the rest.
NRPS and the Dead are even better on Capitol Theater 6/24/70. If you haven't checked out that show do so at once. Your mind will be blown extremely! And the acoustic set is even better than this one. Also, don't miss Capitol Theater 11/8/70, the last acoustic show they did for 10 years.
Subject: Re: Cartoons at Intermission
It had something to do with a villain and the weapon to defeat him was sunshine.
The little characters were singing , sunshine, sunshine, sunshine. Of course since most of us were on it,we all cheered and howled.
Like free union I also remember walking out at sunrise and driving back to Brooklyn for breakfast at the Paris Diner.
These shows were nothing short of brilliant. There was a feeling of celebration and comfort at every one. I couldn't imagine wanting to be anywhere else
Subject: all time favorite
Subject: mandolin player
Subject: I must have this
Subject: Greatest Jerry Performance
Jerry plays acoustic and electric with the Dead and pedal steel with the NRPS - all brilliantly. This is a fine recording and presentation.
There are too many highlights to mention. Every song is good. I would rate this 20 stars.
Subject: to solve the confusion....
Subject: Good Ole GD
What a joy it must have to been there that night. Nice and easy (even though it sounded like typical NY crowd which the Dead knew they had to deal with. They played the audience like a fiddle and used their Prankster humor back at them.
Pig sounding healthy. Phil, Bobby, Jerry all playful. Was TC at this show?
I miss the FE, the chairs, and the smell. Bill Graham yelling at us our front to “ stay in line”
I miss it all, we have the shows for eternity. Thank you Archive staff.
Subject: This Dark Star...
I need to regroup somewhat to hear the rest of this show... but I KNOW this is 5-star material... cos it's the Dead, playing at the Fillmore East, in 1970. One of their peak eras if ever there was one. Along with 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974 etc etc etc...
Subject: Beautiful Dark Star
Subject: THE SUNSHINE CARTOON
Subject: I guess I'm an idiot, but....
Subject: Cartoons During Intermissions
Subject: i was there
Subject: How to rip soundboards
does anyone have the sbds and/or any mp3s of this here amazin' piece of genious material?
peaceand<3 eternally yos Uncle E
Subject: Awesome show!
Subject: I have this
Subject: to gratefultobealive...
drop me an email.
Subject: ugh - forgot to include my email addy for that last question/post...
Subject: would love a copy of this show
Subject: Stream only
NRPS and the Dead. What a night. Stream this through some good speakers, from beginning to end, and it's like going back in time to a special night in NYC.
Sound is great, vibe is great. This is what 5 stars are made for.
Re the comment below:
There are plenty of AUDs around the Archive for downloading. The SBDs are stream only. It's a policy we should respect. Try posting in the forum, and I'm sure somebody will be glad to throw a copy your way.
Subject: Just take it easy, man...
Subject: bootlegs of this show
Subject: I'm late.....
Subject: Asking for it
Subject: Yes...this is it.
Subject: not a review
Subject: E-mail me if you want it...
PS - In case you haven't noticed, Dick's Picks is over. The download series is over. We are now at the mercy of Rhino when it comes to getting our GD fix and I'm betting their release schedule will be a lot sparser than GDMs. Downloading from the archive was stopped due to the deal with Rhino. How can you sell the vault to someone on the one hand when people are gettin' it for free on the other?
Subject: Probubly Pinicle 70
Happy to share with responsible fans, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Sid, you are a dickhead!
We are very lucky to able to stream all this amazing music. Who needs to download when we have access to this tremendous library. Dont ruin it for everyone content just to listen & enjoy. Buy Dicks Picks & other Grateful Dead products. Support the band & help put Bob's kids through college. For all of the joy this band has provided all of us, they deserve this respect!
Hours of amazing music here!
Subject: how to download shows
Stream the show ...go to sleep ..wake up in the morning and drag and drop from your internet cashe'..just don't forget to increase your internet cashe' folder meggage..all files will be there just like before ...
Subject: good weirdness
Long Black Limo
NRPS is a treat. thank you, archive.org
-- y'all do ahheyt..
Subject: what's the setlist?
Subject: Download this now
There are great acoustic versions of I Know You Rider, The Rub, and Cumberland Blues in the Early show, Bobby doing a duet on Me and My Uncle, Saw Mill, and Mama Tried with the New Riders, a nice Dark Star that includes about 30 seconds of near silence after the first verse... With both shows and the NRPS it's about as much as you could want from a '70 concert. Great sound, with just a few cuts and problems (notably St. Stephen in the late show)
And for the guy wondering why this is not a Dick's Pick...shhhhhhhut up ;)
For everyone else: (I know I'm not the first to say this) Get it before they make you pay for it.
Subject: DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
To quote Caddyshack, "Don't ya see it?! Well PICK IT UP!!!!"
Subject: Other One
Subject: SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!
All deadheads need this show....and any skeptics should get it too...you will be amazed.
5 stars - setlist
5 stars - performance
4.5 stars - sound quality
Subject: full scale riot
Subject: dead fan and his love for the band
Subject: Get this one before it's gone!
I won't get long winded about it, but if your a fan of this era Dead this one is hard to beat.
I can't speak about the NRPS sets because I have not listened to them.I'm not much of a fan so I will leave that one for somebody else that is more qualified.
The Dead acoustic sets are real gems.Concise,raw,and beautiful.
The electric sets are as good as anything from the period.Lovelight is long winded and Dark Star is a little short but these are minor bitches consiering everything else.Oh yea, St. Stephen is really pretty excellent.One of the early versions of the slower tempo that it would remain at for the rest of it's life.
Recording quality is really good.A little bit of hiss but the full dynamics and good mix are a reasonable trade off.Also a couple of volume fluxes but so what.
Overall one of the best documents of music from a pivotal year in rock that would have been forgoten without these recordings.
Holy Grail Studios
Subject: THIS SHOW
i was an average fan before this show, but the acoustic sets did it for me
Subject: Great Show
Subject: i'll keep it short... the best ever!!
straight-up roots. this show makes one realize how truly underrated new riders of the purple sage are. this will give you full insight as to what these guys were trying to do with american trad (the dead and nrps collectively). plus it fuckin blazes. jerry's pedal steel playing is unreal.
This is without a doubt the ultimate show of all time 100%!! I couldn't be more serious.
Subject: available as Shorten download?
Subject: SHED A TEAR!!!
You just get the feeling frome the very beginnning that they were really having a great time up there(which could not be said at any show I ever say them do, unfortunately).
The sound quality is weel worth the clicking on the button to download this absolutely stupendous show, grabbing another beer, and just waiting for it to finish, to enjoy this masterpiece.
Subject: One Of The Best
Subject: My favorite show.
Sound Quality:B+ (There are a few cuts in some numbers, that's all that brings it down)
In answer to your question, that's probably David Nelson on mandolin during Voice, not sure, but I don't know who else is could be.
Subject: A Long Night In NYC
I used to have a decent copy of the Harpur College show that is now Dick's Picks #8, but lost it a couple of years ago. Not feeling particularly well off to buy yet more Live Dead at this time, this show comes very close to matching DP #8. The first acoustic set contains Long Black Limousine, a very mournful song I ve never heard the Grateful Dead play. The rest of this set sparkles, especially the complete I Know You Rider containing the verse I d rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log, than stay here in Frisco be treated like a dog. Very early versions of this tune (Avalon 1966, etc.) contained that verse but it is a rarity. I would give the 1st acoustic set 4.5 stars, the only mark against it being Jerry s flub of Friend Of The Devil. I instantly chose to record a 90-minute tape of both acoustic sets, and it went over smashingly at work, where I play music for the skiing public at Mad River Glen here in Vermont. Most of them are DeadHeads, and very discriminating ones at that! I also love the band chatter between tunes. New York City audiences were always and continue to be raucous and uncouth bunches. It is humorous to listen to Jerry stave off shouted criticisms of the wooden music and repeated calls for electric instruments ( Don t worry, everything will be alright. ) Some gal even shouts out Hey Jerry, what happened to your beard? to which he replies Shut up! I didn t ask you about your beard. Besides, it s not me. Priceless stuff! Set 2 is, in my opinion, also priceless as it contains one of only 2 GD performances of Ballad Of Casey Jones. I Hear A Voice Callin is a Bill Monroe bluegrass gospel standard that a quick check of DeadBase indicates was only played 4 times, all in 1970. I also agree that Friend Of The Devil herein is one of, if not the, best ever.
The first electric set features a mix of the brand new with the tried and true. St. Stephen sounds a bit strained, great playing but a bit like Jerry might be tiring of singing it. That s It For The Other One is about as good as any I ve ever heard, with a thunderous Phil rolling into the Other One that we latter-day heads are most familiar with seeing. Extensive drum solo in the middle also and some very spacey effects. Easy Wind is fantastic and it s obvious to see why it made it onto a GDM release. Cosmic Charlie is a bit ponderous and I prefer the higher energy, faster tempo version of 3/1/69 Fillmore West. Minglewood is mutilated by a screeching and howling Bobby. I do like this song, but Bobby s squealing is really over the top here and brings the set down a notch. Only 7 songs, but a fat hour featuring a 24-min. That s It For The Other One.
Electric set 2 solves a mystery for me. A buddy gave me a disc of this set through the Good Lovin , but it was unlabeled. I understood right away it was a Fillmore show, but only when I tuned in to the Archive did the mystery get solved! This set is a monster at 2 hours if only they played like that in the 80s & 90s when I was going to shows! A sparkly China>Rider is marred by a glitch in the very beginning of China Cat Sunflower (bummer!). Hard To Handle totally rips, and Morning Dew is exquisite with PigPen s organ tapestry tastefully back-dropping the building momentum of Jerry s guitar & vocals. Great crowd noise as is par for the course in NYC. The Dark Star is a bit lower energy than many I ve heard, but Jerry sounds great singing the far-spaced verses. The second St. Stephen is played with more force than earlier, but has a glitch and is missing the entire Lady finger, dipped in moonlight centerpiece. A rollicking 27 minute Lovelight seals the set and contains a very small glitch (switching tapes, maybe?), with a mellow Cold Jordan encore. All told, definitely a keeper. Now, if somebody out there has complete recordings of China>Rider and St. Stephen from the late show, that would bump it up to 4.5 stars!
Subject: playin' question
Subject: Sweet Steel Guitar!
Subject: so much love
Subject: Legendary For A Reason...But Not Perfect
Some famous Dead shows have turned out, in retrospect, to have been famous less because of their "best there is" quality than their AVAILABILITY. Happily, this isn't the case with this Fillmore East show, which really IS hot, hot hot. The two acoustic sets featured here aren't the greatest ones the band ever gave during '70 (5/2/70 featured on Dick's Picks arguably is), but they're sharp nonetheless. Among their highlights is perhaps the greatest performance of "Friend Of The Devil" ever given (during the second show - Jerry botches it a bit in the first show, but comes back with an utterly resplendent version the next time 'round), so good it's featured as a bonus track on the new Rhino reissue of American Beauty. Bobby gives a nice, somber performance of the rarely-heard "Long Black Limousine," while "Cumberland Blues," "New Speedway Boogie," and "Black Peter" are always treats to hear in acoustic arrangements.
As for the electric sets, "Easy Wind" found its way onto Fallout From The Phil Zone; it's one of most loose, free-swinging performances I've ever heard of the song, where the band breezes through the often-jarring tempo changes like they're completely natural. The "Other One" -> "Cosmic Charlie" here is a classic, while the "Good Lovin'" from the second show is particularly fun: this song could be a bit overbearing and ponderous during this era, but this is one of the more focused versions despite the length.
I give this a four-star rating because it's NOT the "ultimate" 1970 show. There is some mediocrity here - for example, other than that magnificent "Friend Of The Devil" the second acoustic set is forgettable - which knocks away a star. Also, there aren't any true WOW-I-CAN'T-BELIEVE-THEY-PLAYED-THAT moments: no "Viola Lee Blues" or "It's A Man's World"'s.
Nevertheless, the two Fillmore East shows from May 15th, 1970 are great, high-class representative concerts demonstrating the power and promise of the live Dead during this era. If you like this show, you owe it to yourself to buy Dick's Picks 8 from www.gdstore.com.
Subject: new rideeees
mixed well....very well indeed
Subject: Great Sound
Subject: Top 5!
Both the Dark Star and Other One are relatively short, but well played, as are ALL the cuts here. It's like hearing the Workingman's album live! (It was released in May 1970). This show is the Dead on the verge of being the supergroup they became in the 70's. The band is tight and in synch on the jams. The Black Peter, Cumberland and Morning Dew stand out for me.
A special show for when you have the whole evening to enjoy some magical music. Turn down the lights, light some incense and candles, take you seat. "Ladies and gentlemen........." Enjoy!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
Subject: I Was There
In burning this show, the Early and Late shows can be easily separated by moving the last 2 cuts on disc 2 to disc 3. It still fits on 6 dsics giving you 2 discs for the early show and 4 for the late show.
Thanks for stirring up some memories.
Subject: Dead heritage
Subject: This is it!